Grand Opening and Partner Celebration in Orlando, Florida

May 30, 2014

Group in front of Energy Garden in Central Florida

In Mid-May we hosted a Grand Opening and Partner Celebration at our Energy Garden in Central Florida. The facility uses anaerobic digestion to convert 130,000 tons per year of organic wastes into clean energy and natural fertilizers. It was a memorable a morning. Congressman Webster from the 10th District of Florida joined us, as did Read more...

Harvest Power Featured on NPR, Huffington Post, Green Energy Futures

March 24, 2014

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It’s been a busy week for us since the kick-off of the Central Florida Energy Garden, but the fun doesn’t stop there! Our founder and Chairman of the Board, Paul Sellew, was featured recently in an NPR Morning Edition piece and radio broadcast discussing the benefits of anaerobic digestion and how Harvest Power helps reduce Read more...

Choosing a Mulch: Practical Beauty

March 14, 2014

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By Shelley Mulvey Mulch is a gardener’s best friend: it reduces weeds, improves moisture retention, maintains soil temperatures and enhances the beauty of landscapes. Where to begin? When choosing a mulch there are a lot of options and things to consider. First you have to decide what mulch will suit your needs. Using quality mulch Read more...

Food Donations Strengthen Fight Against Hunger and Food Waste

March 12, 2014

Florida Good Samaritan Laws protect those wanting to donate food to prevent hunger and food waste.

Donations double under Florida laws protecting food donors The Bill Emerson Act was passed in 1996 to free individuals, community organizations and businesses from liability related to food donations. Prior to the bill’s passage, potential food donors found themselves stymied by fear of legal liability. If recipients somehow suffered illness as a result of donated Read more...

Saving Money With Food Waste Recycling

February 19, 2014

Saving money with food waste recycling

Businesses have begun saving money with food waste recycling. The Blue Man Group went green and reduced waste related costs by 70%. What business wouldn’t enjoy those types of savings on operational costs? Closing the Organic Loop and Source Separated Organics (SSO) Each year more businesses and organizations begin realizing benefits to their bottom line Read more...

5 Food Waste Reduction Ideas

February 18, 2014

5 Food Waste Reduction Ideas

Simple low-cost strategies to reduce food waste and save resources. In a world of scarce resources, it’s silly to waste a resource lying literally at our fingertips.  Greenhouse gases, water shortages, hunger and many other issues could be abated by reducing food waste. Here are 5 food waste reduction ideas that help save money and Read more...

Zero Waste in North America

December 12, 2012

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Zero waste. The idea of reducing waste generation and increasing recycling is the goal of most progressive communities today. Many cities have established zero waste timelines and targets, so we checked out the landscape and came up with a list of North American cities with the most promising zero waste programs (in no particular order). Read more...

Earth Hour Is Less Than a Week Away

March 27, 2012

What are you doing for Earth Hour? On March 31, from 8:30 to 9:30 PM, millions of people and organizations will turn off all non-essential lights for the sixth annual Earth Hour. The event is organized by the World Wildlife Fund on the last Saturday in March each year, and according to the WWF website, Read more...

Want to Understand Your Business’ Trash And Its Impacts?

March 22, 2012

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Want to improve your businesses trash and recycling program but not sure where to begin? CalRecycle recently released the Commercial Climate Calculator designed to help businesses understand their trash and its impacts – including cost, volume, and environmental impact. The coolest part – and what separates it from other tools – is that you don’t need a Read more...

Taking “Sorting” To the Next Level

March 15, 2012

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Portlandia fans may have noticed a nod to recycling with their clip, “Sanitation Twins.” Like most episodes, they take a regular situation – recycling sorting – to the highest level. Ahh, Portlandia, where coffee shops have four recycling bins for their cups, including rose bins for straws with lipstick. Satire aside, anyone who has implemented Read more...

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